Vehicles come with two types of transmission systems. These are manual with a stick shift, or automatic where the vehicle performs all the gear changes for you. In regular operation, these have countless moving parts, gears and things that can go wrong leading to a clutch repair.
Here is a brief explanation of how the gear is changed in each vehicle type:
- Automatic Transmission – depending on the speed of the vehicle, gears are changes when engine revolutions reach set limits. This requires nothing from the driver aside from pressing the gas pedal.
- Manual Transmission – the driver pushes his foot on the clutch pedal and moves the stick shift to the next gear which can be up or down depending if they are speeding up or slowing down.